Mr. Fred C. Glover, age 81, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away May 17, 2006 after
a long illness. He was retired from the Seaboard Railroad (now CSX Transportation) after 36 years of service. He was
a Navy Veteran of World War II, serving with the 6th Beach Battalion and a D-Day survivor of Omaha Beach. He was a
member of Timberridge Presbyterian Church, loved to travel and was an avid woodcarver.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jeanne Holcombe Glover of McDonough; children, Mike Glover (Carol) of
Atlanta, Toni Glover of Denver, Colo., Scott Glover (Annette) of Conyers; sisters, Catherine Cox (Jim) of Roswell,
Mary Stephens (Clyde) of Tampa, Fla.; brothers, Harold Glover (Betty) of Sparta and Harry Glover (Barbara) Tennille,
Ga.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday, May 19, 2006 - 8 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev.
Matt Allison officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service from 7-8
In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to: Timberridge Presbyterian Church Bldg. Fund, 2704 Conyers
Rd., McDonough, Gsa., 30252 or Sacred Journey Hospice, 138 Peach Dr., McDonough, Ga., 30253. Haisten Funeral Home -
SM 1st Class Ray "Bud" Castor, left this life today January 16th, 2006. He succumed to pneumonia brought about by
congestive heart failure. Born Sep 6, 1917 in Weatherby, Mo.. He was a man devoted to God, family and country. He
leaves a family who is grateful to have been graced with this devotion. We are comforted that he will be greeted
eagerly by so many other family and friends waiting to share and celebrate in his reward. Ray touched many lives
and none were left diminished because of it.
The world seemed just a bit colder today!
Ray Castor, Jr.
Published in the Times Herald-Record on 4/27/2005. Richard F. Weyant (Dick) of Highland Mills, NY, died peacefully
at Orange Regional Medical Center, Goshen, NY, on April 22, 2005 with his family at his bedside.
He was born July 10, 1926 in Tuxedo, NY, the son of the late Frank and Irene Cromwell Weyant.
He was a burner serviceman, retired from Carpenter and Smith, Inc., Monroe, NY. He attended Tuxedo and Monroe Schools
and received his GED in Alaska in later years. In August of 1943, he enlisted in the US Navy. He received training
in Newport, Rhode Island and Little Creek, Utah. He was assigned to the 6th Beach Battalion and was sent overseas
to Swansea, Wales and then Netly Hant, England to prepare for the invasion of Normandy. The 6th Beach Battalion
landed on Fox Green, Omaha Beach in the first hours of the D-Day invasion. They endured fierce enemy resistance
and suffered many casualties. The Beach Battalion remained in Normandy aiding wounded troops and landing equipment
and supplies for the invasion inland. Dick returned to England with the Beach Battalion in time to celebrate his
18th birthday. Later, he was stationed in Oceanside, California and was honorably discharged in 1946 as a
Seaman First Class. For service to his country, he received the Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal, the
European Theatre Medal (1 star), and the Crois De Guerre Certificate. In 2002, the entire 6th Beach Battalion
was granted the Presidential Unit Citation with Arrowhead for their heroic efforts on D-Day.
In the years after the war, he was a logger on the Oregon coast and in Sitka, Alaska. Dick returned to Monroe in 1970
and went to work at Carpenter and Smith, Inc., Monroe. During his years of retirement, Dick went to secondary schools
to speak about his D-Day experiences. He also enjoyed going to Pine Tree School in Monroe each year to talk to
students about growing up in Monroe in the 1930s.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dona, at home; his daughters, Michelle (Shelly) Weyant and her fiance Wayne
Richter of Highland Falls, NY, Debra Weyant of Troutdale, Oregon, Christina Eckman of Kapolei, Hawaii; and his
granddaughter, Hannah Dew of Killeen, Texas. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Patricia Lucas and brother-in-
law, Don Lucas of Monroe; brothers-in-law, William Elliot of Harriman and Thomas Elliot of Colorado; and sister-in-
law and family Linda, Garry, and Colleen Rudd of Buena Vista, Colorado. He is also survived by his niece and husband
Lynn and David Darrigo of Goshen; niece and family Diane, Robert, Rebbeca, and Jason Klein of Monroe; nephew Rick
Young of Pennsylvania; nephew and family Robb, Dawn, Sabrina, and Camille Young of Monroe; niece Suzanne Elliot
of Illinois; niece Donna Lucas-Zcharko and husband Michael and daughters of Maryland; nephew and family James and Lisa Lucas of Arizona; nephew and family Peter and Robin Lucas of Ohio; nephew and family John and Beth Lucas of Illinois; nephew and wife Robert and Jessica Lucas of Pennsylvania; niece Jayne Hesse, her husband John, and children John Paul and Kelly of Mountain Lodge Park, NY; and many friends.
He was predeceased by a son, Daniel Weyant Grunwalt; his sister, Marie Drescher and her husband John; his sister,
Eleanor Maxwell and her husband Ed; and an infant brother and sister.
Dick enjoyed his family and friends, pets, telling jokes, and stories, meeting new people, building rock walls and
unique gifts for friends and family, and drinking coffee. He felt he had a good day if he could lend someone a hand
or make someone laugh or smile. He will be missed.
Interment of his cremains will be private and at the convenience of his family in the Seamanville Cemetery by a rock
wall he built.
Donations may be made in his name to the Kirk Scholarship Fund, c/o Woodbury Historical Society, PO Box 30, Highland
Mills, NY 10930, the Highland Mills Fire Company, Route 32, Highland Mills, NY or a charity of one's choice.
A celebration of Dick's life will be held for friends and family on the afternoon of May 22, 2005 at the Mombasha Fire House, Route 17M, Monroe, NY.
Arthur Charles Hart, of Bellevue, died on March 21, 2005 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland. He was 80 years of age.
Mr. Hart was born on July 7, 1924 in New York City, the son of Arthur and Edna Hart. He was raised in New York City
and attended Arnold College. On August 18th 1945 he married Madeline J. Downs in New York. The family moved to
Bellevue in 2001. In his leisure time he enjoyed golf.
In addition to his wife survivors include Eileen St. John and Husband Robert, Kathleen Pennington-Classen and Husband
Curt, Arthur C. Hart, Jr., Madelyn E. Green (deceased), Maureen J. Wunsch, Thomas P. Hart and Wife Deirdre, and 11
grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held 11am Friday, March 25, 2005 at The Golf Club at Newcastle.
Remembrances may be made to Evergreen Hospice of Kirkland, Washington.
Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at
John F. Gallagher, 79, of Sidney N.Y., since 1984 and formerly of LaGrange, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004 at Bassett
Healthcare Center in Copperstown. Mr. Gallagher was an engineer for IBM, East Fishkill, for 25 years until his
retirement in 1981. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Radioman First Class in Sicily,
North Africa, and Normandy. He was a ham radio operator with a call number K2KN and was a life member of the AARL.
He was instrumental in setting up Locust Grove, the historical home of Samuel Morse in Poughkeepsie.
Born in Ozone Park on Dec. 6, 1924, he was the son of the late John J. and Caroline Lawrence Gallagher. He married Virginia
Messina who died in May of 1985. They were married on July 20, 1957 at Christ the King Church in Springfield.
Survivors include sons, Glenn Petersen and his wife, Jacquelyn of Poughkeepsie, and Bruce Petersen and his
wife, Susan of Marlboro; a brother, Thomas Gallagher of Wheatridge, Colo.; sisters, Barbara Stern of
Harrisburg, Pa., and Karen Faist of Lynchburg, Va.; grandchildren, Kevin, Lauren, Matthew, and Lindsay
Petersen; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Kathryn
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Monday, at McHoul Funeral Home Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell
Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman
Road, Hopewell Junction. Interment will be in St. Denis Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to New Horizons Inc., 21 Van Wagner Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
"A Life Well Lived"
W. Herbert Goodick, of Gloucester, MA, retired building contractor, decorated World War II veteran and active
building contractor, decorated World War II veteran and active community leader, died peacefully at his home on
Beach Road on Saturday, October 23, 2004.
Herb was born in Lower Sandy Point, Nova Scotia, the youngest child of the late fisherman Manley C. and Ella
(Hermeon) Goodick. He became a devoted resident of Gloucester as a boy in 1928, when his family left Canada so
that his father could fish with the local fleet.
In his youth, Herb managed the biggest Gloucester Daily Times paper route in the city with his brother Earl,
learning lessons of good customer service that served him well throughout his lifetime.
At 17 years of age, Herb put his high school education on hold and enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve in World War
II. He joined thousands of other U.S. and Allied servicemen in England preparing for the biggest battle of the global
conflict: D-Day. On June 6, 1944, as a sailor in the 6th Beach Battalion, he crossed the English Channel before dawn
and successfully landed at Omaha Beach at "H Hour." He was one of only a handful of sailors from his amphibious
craft to make it alive as part of the largest military landing in history.
During the war, Herb also served in the Pacific Theatre in the Philippine Islands, and at Okinawa and Nagasaki,
Japan. He attained the rank of Boatswain's Mate First Class and was awarded numerous medals and citations for his
service including: World War II Victory medal, American Theatre medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre medal (one star),
Philippine Liberation medal, European African Middle East Theatre (one star), American Campaign medal, U.S. Navy Good
Conduct and U.S. Navy Occupation Service medals, Croix de Guerre with Palm, and the Army Engineer Citation. In 2000,
the President of the United States presented Herb and members of the 6th Beach Battalion with the U.S. Presidential
True to many men of his generation, Herb rarely spoke of his military service; yet in recent years, he was an active
participant in the 50th D-Day anniversary in Europe in 1994, crossing the English Channel From England to France for
a second time and observing that the seas were just as rough five decades later as they were on that historic day
in 1944. Herb recently attended the 60th [D-Day anniversary] reunion of the 6th Beach Battalion.
Following his military service, he began a carpentry apprenticeship and helped build the East Gloucester Elementary
School, Addison Gilbert Hospital extension, and the Sterling Drug Store. He was also foreman of the Quincy Cold
Storage and Almy's Store construction projects. In 1962, Herb started his own business as a building contractor
serving customers throughout Cape Ann, which continues today under his son. He often said that he made his living
within a 15-minute radius of home.
In 1949, Herb married Ruth (Bicknell) Goodick, and together they raised their family on Wheeler's Point. For many
years, he played Santa to scores of neighborhood children, and in the early '70s, he built a backyard skating rink
for the entire neighborhood to enjoy. The neighborhood kids thanked him by chipping in to buy a pair of fisherman's
"lumber" mittens to keep his hands warm while he iced the rink with water from the garden hose.
Asked recently how he would characterize his life, Herb replied, "I tried to be a good citizen." Nobody in Gloucester
would dispute that claim. For over 30 years he was an active member of the Rotary Club, lending a hand wherever
needed. As a member of that organization, he helped paint the Gentile Bandstand each spring, flipped pancakes at
the annual Pancake Breakfast every summer, and reprised his role as Santa for 18 holiday seasons. In 1993, the
Rotary Club awarded him its Paul Harris Award.
For 26 years, Herb served as a Trustee of the Cape Ann Savings Bank. He also served on the boards of the local Red
Cross and Addison Gilbert Hospital, was a member of the Board of Managers of the Cape Ann Historical Association,
was active with the Gloucester Educational Assistance scholarship committee, and was an advisor to Gloucester High's
Vocational School. He was also a Life Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Gloucester where he served on many
boards and committees.
In 1977, following the graduation of his three children from Gloucester High School and more than 30 years after
interrupting his education to serve his country at war Herb was awarded a GHS diploma in recognition of his
life's work. And, in 2001 the local Boy Scout chapter honored him with their Distinguished Service Award.
Herb is survived by Ruth, his wife of 55 years; his children Suzanne Bicknell, and Stephen Goodick of Gloucester,
and Sally MacKenzie of Ridgefield, CT; John Watkins, daughter-in-law Nina Goodick and son-in-law Tod MacKenzie;
and five grandchildren, Stephanie, and Rebecca Goodick, and Walter, Connor and Brooklyn Mackenzie. His brother earl
died in combat during World War II, and his sister Beulah (Goodick) Bragg of Gloucester preceded him in death. A
brother and fellow World War II veteran, H. Cleveland Goodick of Gloucester, survives him.
Herb will be buried near the ocean he loved in Locust Grove Cemetery in Lanesville, MA.
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